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Inspira Nurse Leaders Recognized with Statewide Awards

Inspira Nurse Leaders Recognized with Statewide Awards

Jan 12, 2023

Organization of Nurse Leaders – NJ Honors Three Inspira Health Nurses 

Mullica Hill, NJ – Inspira Health is proud to announce that three of its clinical leaders were presented with Nursing Leadership Awards by The Organization of Nurse Leaders of New Jersey (ONL NJ). The award winners included Rachel Lindsay, MSN, RN, as the 2022 Administrative Supervisor recipient; Tracey Leer, MSN, RN, CEN, FNP-BC, as the 2022 Divisional Leader recipient; and Sami Abate, PhD, MSHS, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNML, as the 2022 Professional Recognition recipient. 


The Administrative Supervisor Award recognizes Lindsay’s exceptional leadership, guidance, and service to Inspira Health as the nurse leader present during shifts not generally covered by administrative leaders. The Divisional Leader Award recognizes Tracey Leer’s exceptional leadership of the Emergency/Pediatric Nursing Operational Services at Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill and Inspira Health Center Woodbury. The Professional Recognition Award recognizes Sami Abate for her nursing leadership through professional achievement that has made a significant impact on nursing.

“Nursing leaders are critical to the success of every care team,” said Amy Mansue, president and CEO of Inspira Health. “I congratulate Rachel, Tracey, and Sami for their exemplary leadership, commitment to clinical excellence and continuous efforts to advance nursing practice. They truly elevate the care we provide to our community.”   

Four additional Inspira clinical leaders were nominated for Nursing Leadership Awards: Kimberly Talley, MSN, RN, CRNP, LSSGB, CNML-BC, FABC (Nurse Executive award category); Tia Sheck, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNML (Nurse Leader award category); Sheetal Stewart, BSN, RN, MCSRN (Aspiring Nurse Leader award category); and Sherry Remy, MSN, RN, CEN (Innovations in the Continuum of Care award category).  

About Inspira Health 

Inspira Health is a charitable nonprofit health care organization and a regional leader in physician training, with approximately 234 medical residents and fellows in 14 nationally accredited programs at its hospitals in Vineland, Mullica Hill and Elmer. 

The system traces its roots to 1899 and comprises three hospitals, two comprehensive cancer centers, eight multi-specialty health centers, and more than 200 access points. These include urgent care; outpatient imaging and rehabilitation; sleep medicine labs; cardiac testing facilities; behavioral health, digestive health and wound care centers; home care and hospice; and more than 35 primary and specialty physician practices in Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem, Camden and Atlantic counties. Additionally, Inspira EMS services six South Jersey counties. 

Inspira’s 1,200-member medical staff and more than 7,000 employees provide an unwavering commitment to delivering a superior patient experience at every point of the journey. Technology and innovation investments provide a robust provider directory and a range of services, including online scheduling and virtual visits for both primary and specialty care providers. With a commitment to multi-channel digital access, Inspira is able to meet consumer demand for self-service and personalized care options.

Salem Medical Center, an affiliate of Inspira Health, joined the Inspira Health Network in December 2022. The Salem Medical Center team includes approximately 350 employees and a 225-member medical staff. The hospital has served the community for more than 100 years.

Accredited by DNV Healthcare and committed to the principles of high reliability, Inspira Health is focused on clinical excellence and patient safety. For more information about Inspira Health, visit or call 1-800-INSPIRA.

Topics: Quality